Folding@home is a distributed computing project -- people from throughout the world download and run software to band together to make one of the largest supercomputers in the world. Every computer takes the project closer to our goals. Folding@home uses novel computational methods coupled to distributed computing, to simulate problems millions of times more challenging than previously achieved.
WHY WE NEED YOU
Folding@home is a project focused on disease research. The problems we’re solving require so many computer calculations – and we need your help to find the cures!
HELP US FIGHT Alzheimer’s
The Folding@home software allows you to share your unused computer power with us – so that we can research even more potential cures.
Folding refers to the way human protein folds in the cells that make up your body. We rely on the proteins to keep us healthy and they assemble themselves by folding. But when they misfold, there can be serious consequences to a person’s health.